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On our site, we need 5 votes to close or duplicate a question without the moderators intervene. In Stackoverflow, 3 votes enough. For example; see in this question.

I've seen that most of the time we fail to collect the 5 votes in a meaningful time. Can we decrease the required total votes to 3 so that we can act faster to close/duplicate?

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We currently have 10 questions with 3 or 4 close votes on them. Lowering the threshold to three will allow us to have the community handle more close votes and leave less to the mods - who may also sometimes stay back in favour of letting the community deliberate / vote on more unclear edge cases regarding topicality.

I'm fully in favour of lowering the threshold.

Note, that it has been communicated via the blog that the first (large) batch of sites have a good chance of getting this in this quarter.

However, it has also been communicated to the mods that the lowering is not automatic and needs community support (e.g. through this Q&A).

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